Josef Holzmüller Jr.

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Josef Holzmüller Jr.
Profession circus animal trainer
Personal details
Born in Germany
Dead 2017 Wiesbaden in Germany

Spouse(s) Maria Gutsel-Bauer

Country Germany

Work locations
Title owner -
Location at Circus Holzmüller in Germany

Biography details

Josef Holzmüller Jr., circus animal trainer in Germany

in Germany dead 2017 in Germany , son of director Josef Holzmüller Sr. and director Catharina Holzmüller .

Josef Holzmüller Jr.Josef Holzmüller with horses at Circus Adolf Fischer.

1935: he bought a six year old elephant from Firma Ruhe, her name... Nelly

1956: In 1956 she was transferred to Moscow, because she had bad moods.

The next elephant was bought from Firma Carl Hagenbeck, two years old and was called... Moni (EEP says Mony). After learning her the trics, Josefs daughter Monique presented her. Her specialties: Counting, making music and smoking! She was sold to a Belgian Zoo! (Sorry no date, but is was after 1966)

Peter Stolk, 2009

Josef Holzmüller Jr.Josef with Nellie, the smoking elephant

Josef Holzmüller Jr.1961 Blackpool, Monique Holzmüller with Mony.


Total: 2 children

  1. Ingerose Holzmüller.
  2. Monique Holzmuller. Born: 1942-03-11.


Siblings through the father Josef Holzmüller Sr. (1872-1947):

  1. Augusta Holzmüller
  2. Willi Holzmüller
  3. Max Holzmüller
  4. Lena Holzmüller

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Catharina Clement

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). animal trainer Josef Holzmüller Jr. in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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